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Frontline Communities Are Building the Regenerative Economy While Pushing Back Against False Solutions

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 70 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

Climate Justice Alliance Announces New Triad of Executive Directors

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Olivia Burlingame 301-613-4767 olivia@climatejusticealliance.org July 22, 2021 - Today, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) officially welcomes three experienced, dedicated and undeniably powerful women of color as CJA’s Co-Executive...

CJA Joins Over 500 Organizations to Call on Policymakers to Reject Carbon Capture and Storage

Contact: Olivia Burlingame olivia@climatejusticealliance.org 301-613-4767 Yesterday, Climate Justice Alliance joined more than 500 organizations throughout the United States and Canada to call on elected officials and those crafting policy to immediately stop pursuing...

CJA Condemns the US Senate’s Vote for a False Promise: the Growing Climate Solutions Act

Contact: Olivia Burlingame 301-613-4767 olivia@climatejusticealliance.org The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) condemns in the strongest of terms the US Senate’s vote today to push through the Growing Climate Solutions Act - a disastrous piece of legislation that will...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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